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Strange smell in basement and Circuit Panel feels hot next to 100 Amp Main Circuit Breakers! We have

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Don2222, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Thanks Frank :)

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  2. steam man

    steam man Minister of Fire

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    Sorry about the delay. I am on a steam turbine ship and can only answer when we get to port. Every repair is a little different. Typically it can be just tightening the connection, cleaning corrosion off the wire, and even just changing out the wire. Most of our equipment sees pretty rough service (and hot ambient temps). After we repair it we may try an IR gun on it to compare the before and after readings since we don't carry a thermal imaging camera. They are pricey. Also, all the major electrical connections are 450V and high amperage. Nothing like watching a controller blow out of its box and across the deck.

    Mike

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